Laura MacDonald

Speech Pathologist
Speech Pathology Clinical Manager

Laura is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and the Speech Pathology Clinical Manager at Talkativity. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). Laura’s first role was as a Speech Language Pathologist with Education Queensland, working across both mainstream and special school settings. This provided her with experience working with students from a range of backgrounds, including those with speech and language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disability.

Laura then moved to London, where she worked and travelled for two years. While in London, Laura worked for the NHS across several paediatric settings including special schools, community clinics and the preschool complex needs team. This allowed Laura the opportunity to further her skills in her main areas of interest – early intervention, disability and paediatric feeding. After returning to Australia, Laura moved to Melbourne, where she worked as a Key Worker/Speech Pathologist in early intervention for five years, before moving to Talkativity in 2018.

Laura loves working with young children and their families to achieve their communication and feeding goals. Laura has completed training in Orofacial Myology, Hanen parent coaching programs (It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words), the SOS Approach to Feeding, PROMPT (motor speech), and additional courses related to tongue tie and paediatric feeding. Laura also enjoys providing clinical supervision and support to the fantastic team at Talkativity. Laura has attended training in clinical supervision of students, and in 2019, participated in the Leadership Victoria Health Sector Leadership Program.

When Laura isn't at work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music and going for bush walks.

We are always on the lookout for amazing therapists and administration staff to join our team. If you are looking for a
flexible, supportive workplace, with a strong team focus, then look no further!

Talkativity offers a friendly, inclusive team culture with strong values of trust, integrity, communication and fun.
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